Dear Students, Parents, Citizens and Friends:

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

The beginning of each new school year brings with it the anticipation of new beginnings and excitement associated with new challenges and opportunities for students and families. The entire ESD staff welcomes new and returning students and looks forward to a highly successful year.

Displayed prominently on the pages of the ESD website (which is in the final stages of a transition to a new provider) is the mission of the ESD “Engaging and Challenging All Students.” At the core of the mission is our intent and obligation to meet the needs of all of our students by actively engaging them in various learning experiences and activities and challenging them to higher levels of achievement in academics, co and extra-curricular programs, and community service.

Success in achieving our mission is possible not only through the efforts of ESD staff, but also in the generous support provided by parents, community members, our local business community, and Ellsworth city government. We greatly appreciate the support you provide in helping make the Ellsworth School Department one of the top school systems in the State of Maine.

Once the transition to our new provider is completed, we encourage you to visit our website often. The site is intended to serve as a resource about our school system, individual schools, and programs. If you are not able to find the information you desire, please contact the Office of the Superintendent or one of our schools.

Best wishes to all of you for a fantastic 2018-19 school year. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (207) 664-7100.